Apple cider vinegar has many uses, but one of the easiest ways to up your daily intake is to use it in your cooking. It adds a new dimension to otherwise bland recipes, and is so versatile it can be included in everything from salads to condiments to main meals and even in desserts and drinks. I have compiled an amazing selection of recipes to whet your appetite and get you started in the kitchen as you embark on your apple cider vinegar journey.

Cooking with Apple Cider Vinegar
Cooking with Apple Cider Vinegar

Dip Recipe with Apple Cider Vinegar

Dip Recipe # 1 Quick Hummus

Yields: 1½ cups
Ingredients:

  • 15 ounces canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1–2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon organic apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • Salt to taste

Directions:

1.   Place the chickpeas, olive oil, garlic cloves, lemon juice, tahini, apple cider vinegar, cumin, and salt into the food processor and blend until smooth and creamy adding a few drops of water at a time until the desired consistency is reached.
2.   Transfer to a bowl, sprinkle with the paprika and serve with your choice of dippers.

Dip Recipe # 2 Walnut Paté

Walnuts are a great source of Omega-3s, protein, and antioxidants.

Yields: 1 cup
Ingredients:

  • 1 cup walnuts, soaked in water overnight, then drained
  • ¼ cup organic apple, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon organic apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt

Directions:
1.   Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth and creamy.
2.   Serve this delicious paté on a bed of organic greens, as a dip for fresh veggie sticks, or as a sandwich filling on dehydrated bread.

Dip Recipe # 3 Cashew Cheese Dip

Yields: 1 cup
Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup cashews, soaked in water overnight and then drained
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon organic apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • Pinch of ground black pepper

Directions:
1.   Add all the ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth and creamy.
2.   This dip is absolutely delicious served with fresh veggie crudités.

Dip Recipe # 4 Roasted Red Pepper and Onion Dip

Yields: 1½ cups
Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces low fat cream cheese, softened
  • 3 red peppers, cut into strips
  • 1 large onion, cut into eighths
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons organic apple cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
1.   Preheat the oven to 450°F.
2.   Place the onions and red pepper strips into a bowl and toss them together with the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.

3.   Place the whole mixture into an oven-proof dish and bake for 20 minutes or until the peppers are fork-tender.
4.   Remove from the oven and allow to cool down.
5.   Throw the veggie mixture into the blender with the cream cheese and purée until smooth.
6.   Add more salt and pepper if needed, then cover and refrigerate until needed.
7.   Allow the dip to come to room temperature and soften before serving with assorted veggies and/or chips for dipping.
8.   Enjoy!

Dip Recipe # 5 Smoked Salmon and Horseradish Dip

Yields: about 1 cup
Ingredients:

  • ¼ pound smoked salmon, chopped
  • 8 ounces low fat cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons horseradish
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 teaspoon organic apple cider vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
1.   Stir the horseradish, dill, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, salt, and pepper into the cream cheese vigorously.
2.   When thoroughly combined, fold in the salmon gently.
3.   Serve with your choice of dippers.
4.   Enjoy!

Dip Recipe # 6 Broccoli and Bacon Dip

Yields: about 2½ cups

Ingredients:

  • 4 pieces bacon
  • 14 ounces broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 cup low fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon organic apple cider vinegar

Directions:

1.   Fry the bacon in a nonstick skillet until it is crispy. Set it aside on paper towels to drain and cool. Once cool enough to handle, crumble it into small pieces.
2.   Steam the broccoli florets until they are tender, but not mushy.
3.   Put the broccoli and the cream cheese into the food processor along with the garlic powder and apple cider vinegar and purée until smooth.
4.   Transfer to your serving bowl and sprinkle the crumbled bacon over the top.
5.   Serve with your chips of choice.
6.   Superb!

Dip Recipe # 7 Flavors of the Orient Dip

Yields: about 1½ cups

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup fresh ginger, grated
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 bunches of cilantro, thick stems removed
  • 3 tablespoons organic apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce (preferably low sodium, or substitute coconut aminos)
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil

Directions:

1.   Place all the ingredients into the food processor and blend until smooth.
2.   This is a fantastic dip to accompany shrimp.
3.   Finger-licking good!

Dip Recipe # 8 Dill and Horseradish Dip

Yields: about 1½ cups

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces low fat cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup prepared horseradish
  • 3 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons low fat milk
  • 1 tablespoon organic apple cider vinegar
  • Salt to taste

Directions:

1.   In a bowl, beat the horseradish, cream cheese, apple cider vinegar, milk, and salt until light and fluffy, then gently fold in the dill.
2.   Serve with your choice of dippers.
3.   Enjoy!

Dip Recipe # 9 Caramelized Onion and Thyme Dip

Yields: about 2 cups

Ingredients:

  • 2 onions, sliced thinly
  • 2 tablespoons organic butter
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ⅛ cup organic apple cider vinegar
  • 8 ounces low fat cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

1.   Melt the butter in a nonstick skillet, then add the onions, salt, and pepper and cook over a medium-low heat for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally until they are golden brown.
2.   Remove the onions from the pan and set aside to cool.
3.   Turn the heat up and add the apple cider vinegar to deglaze the pan, taking care to scrape up all the browned bits off the bottom. Allow the liquid to reduce by half then pour it into a bowl and allow it to cool.
4.   Once cool, mix the onions, the deglazing liquid, the cream cheese, and the thyme together in a bowl.
5.   Add more salt and pepper if desired and serve with your choice of dippers.
Note: If you don’t like a chunky dip, throw it all into the blender and purée until smooth before serving.

Dip Recipe
Dip Recipe

Dip Recipe # 10 Good Old Fashioned Guacamole with a Twist

Yields: 2 cups

Ingredients:

  • 2 avocados, diced
  • ½ red onion, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons organic apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Directions:
1.   Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Leave the avocado pieces in cubes for a chunkier guacamole, or mash it up with a fork if you prefer.
2.   Serve immediately with your favorite dippers.
3.   Amazing!